Durham Technical Community College: Narrative Description

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1637 Lawson St.
Durham, NC 27703-5023
Tel: (919)686-3300
Admissions: (919)686-3619
Web Site: http://www.durhamtech.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $2751 per student. Total enrollment: 5,642. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Full-time: 1,464 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 4,178 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 41% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 63% 25 or older, 59% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Wake Technical Community College, Asheville-Buncombe Community College, Central Piedmont Community College, Guilford Technical Community College, Piedmont Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time, $211 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $45 full-time, $22.25 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Amigos Unidos, Gamma Beta Phi, Student Senate, Student Nurses Association, Practical Nurses Students Club. Major annual events: Campus Fund Drive and Barbecue, Native American Festival, Pops on the Plaza summer concert. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Educational Resource Center with 36,388 books, 123,657 microform titles, 1,348 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $242,577. 664 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Duke University.

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